Sonic the Hedgehog, SEGA’s mascot since 1991, has enjoyed a celebrated existence, having been featured in video games, animation, comics and much more. However, despite procuring a cameo in Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph in 2012, the blue blur has yet to headline a Hollywood blockbuster of his own. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that will change next year.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG FILM RELEASES IN 2019

SEGA’s interest in creating a Sonic film has been known for a while, as the project was initially announced back in 2016. Per our recent update, we know the SEGA-Paramount Pictures collaboration will be produced by Neal H. Moritz with Toby Ascher and Deadpool director Tim Miller as executive producers. Moreover, Dan Jevons and Dmitri Johnson will co-produce.

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Jeff Fowler, who is best known for his 2005 Oscar-nominated short Gopher Broke (which Miller also worked on), will direct the Sonic adaption. Finally, the script’s written by Josh Miller and Pat Casey, who both helmed Fox’s Golan The Insatiable.

Paramount aims to realize Sonic‘s colorful world by melding live-action and CGI together. Details concerning the movie’s plot and cast are unknown at the moment, though the film is currently on track to boost into theaters on Nov. 15, 2019.

Sonic the Hedgehog, perhaps owing to his namesake speed, has been active lately; the critically acclaimed Sonic Mania and middling Sonic Forces launched last year for all major gaming platforms, and the hero will soon star in a new serialized comic book series from IDW Publishing.

Coincidentally, Nintendo recently confirmed that Sonic’s former rival Mario will be starring in a film too, and another Nintendo-owned property is also slated to grace the big screen.